Healthy turkey chili is made with sweet potato and no beans so that it's Paleo and Whole30 friendly. Lean ground turkey is simmered with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and some pantry staples to make a quick and easy weeknight dinner (or meal prep!)
12ouncessweet potatopeeled and cut into ½-1 inch pieces
1 ½teaspoonsea salt
½teaspoondried basil leaves
1Tablespoonhoneyomit for Whole 30
sliced green onions
SAUTE THE PEPPERS AND ONIONS: Heat the oil in a large pot (with a lid) over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes over medium heat, or until the onions are soft and have golden brown edges. Add the garlic and stir for 30-60 seconds.
BROWN THE TURKEY: Add the turkey to the pan. Break up the meat and continue to cook over medium heat until the turkey is fully cooked through and no pink remains.
ADD THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Add the tomatoes, broth, sweet potatoes, chili powder, paprika, salt, basil, honey, and cinnamon to the meat mixture. Stir everything together and bring to a boil.
SIMMER: Reduce the heat to medium-low or to a setting that has the chili at a low simmer, cover and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and bring the heat back up to a rapid simmer (medium heat for me) and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.
SERVE: Let the chili cool for about 10 minutes. Top with avocado, onions, or cilantro. Enjoy!